Plymouth working to attract, and keep, businesses

Plymouth working to attract, and keep, businesses

The city has a new economic development manager to help promote itself to companies.
West Metro
February 8

Charge: Man delivering newspapers sexually assaulted autistic teen in Rogers

A Star Tribune newspaper delivery man out on his route stopped a 14-year-old autistic runaway in the middle of the night in her Rogers neighborhood and received a lap dance from her in his car, according to authorities.
West Metro
February 7

Driver slips off snowpacked road, dies in wreck southwest of Twin Cities

A driver lost control of his pickup truck on a snow-packed road southwest of the metro and fatally crashed into a tree, authorities said Sunday.…
West Metro
February 6
Quasimodo is one of only 14 known dogs with Short Spine Syndrome.

Quasimodo, dog with short spine, is capturing hearts near and far

Since his arrival at Secondhand Hounds in Eden Prairie last month, 4-year-old Quasi is becoming a Facebook favorite and a media darling.
West Metro
February 5

West metro police blotter

CORCORANJAN. 5Vandalism. A caller reported that someone had thrown a banana at their vehicle in a parking lot in the 9100 block of County…
West Metro
February 5

West metro briefs: Edina Morningside Rotary Club host teen seeking community ties

EDINARotary club hosts teen seeking community tiesStanley Wu, 16, was a guest last week of the Edina Morningside Rotary Club after the Star Tribune reported…
West Metro
February 5

St. Michael man gets 60 years for killing police officer father, brother

Christopher Besser shot and killed his father Todd and brother Blake in May.
Local
February 5

Richfield High School chooses special 2016 Fire and Ice king

The student body picked Jesse Anderson, a senior with autism, for the honor at Thursday's assembly.
West Metro
February 5

Bloomington man sentenced to 5+ years for 13th DWI conviction

A Bloomington man with at least a dozen drunken-driving convictions was sentenced to 5½ years in prison Thursday for his 13th offense. Douglas J. McCready,…
West Metro
February 5

Charges: Suicidal driver killed Bloomington plow worker

An SUV driver on a death wish swigged vodka from a bottle and went on an erratic and intoxicated speeding frenzy before hitting a city snowplow in Bloomington, killing a city employee, according to charges.
West Metro
February 4

Hot property: Homewood Suites by Hilton Hotel at Southdale Center in Edina

Type: Hotel Rooms: 146 Developers: Noble Investment Group, Simon Property Group Architect: Tushie Montgomery Architects Details: An Atlanta-based developer and the owner of Southdale Center…
Local
February 4

Richfield High School opens health resource center for children and youth in community

Through a partnership with the Park Nicollet Health Services and the Park Nicollet Foundation, young people in the community will receive Park Nicollet services at no cost.
West Metro
February 4
Justin Lang shoveled a driveway. "I just want people to be nice to one another," he said.

Twin Cities man makes world better one shovelful at a time

In the dark of night, as Tuesday's snowstorm raged, Justin Lang grabbed a shovel and went house to house in north Minneapolis.
Local
February 3

Olson Hwy. design for $1.48B Bottineau LRT irks Mpls. leaders

A highway, not a train, was the star of a hearing Tuesday on whether Minneapolis will sign off on initial designs for the Bottineau light rail project.
Books
February 3

Plymouth photographer has it covered when it comes to hit paperbacks

Who knew you could make a career as a paperback photographer? Enterprising Elisabeth Ansley of Plymouth is doing just that, from Stephen King to Nora Roberts.
Blogs
February 3

Edina's Galleria loses three more locally owned retailers

Len Druskin and California Closets and Russell + Hazel are the latest locally-owned retailers to leave the Galleria shopping center in Edina.
West Metro
February 2
Linda Soderstrom a plaintiff in the housing discrimination suit. She h...

Upscale redo at Richfield apt. complex sparks federal lawsuit

One of Minnesota's largest apartment complexes just moved upscale — and right into a federal lawsuit alleging housing discrimination.
West Metro
February 1

Nov. 11, 2015: Chaska Curling Center open to the public on Dec. 2

The Chaska Curling Center opened to the public on Dec. 2 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. League slots are filling up fast for the city-owned facility, set to be open year-round to curlers ready to sweep the six sheets of ice.
West Metro
February 1

Crash kills Bloomington worker on snow-removal duty

Employee was in the truck when an SUV hit it along American Boulevard.
West Metro
January 31
Trash pickup in Bloomington.

Metro residents, cities scrap over who picks up garbage

"For some reason, there is a group of people who care deeply about who picks up their trash," said Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris. Battles over organized trash collection, meaning that a city arranges for pickup by one designated hauler, have been fought in more than a dozen metro communities in recent years.
West Metro
January 30
Gnawed trees, like this one near Phelps Bay in Shorewood, are among the nuisances for nearby homeowners caused by beavers.

Fed-up Shorewood community to busy beavers: Your time is up

After regular power outages and blocked roads caused by beaver construction, Shorewood has declared war on the bucktoothed creatures and their destructive lifestyle. "It's an epidemic," one city official says.

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